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Royal Huahine

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Overview - Royal Huahine. Copyright Royal Huahine.

Formerly known as the Huahine Te Tiare Beach Resort, this resort is a place where you can slip into a different world, a different culture, where you are sure to meet new and interesting people--a place to be surrounded by a calmness that you might only dream about.

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Royal Huahine

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This resort is the most recent luxury hotel developed in Huahine, the
"Garden Island". Each bungalow provides modern comfort in a Polynesian atmosphere.

Complimentary activities include scheduled boat transfers to and from the main town of Fare, snorkeling, kayak and outrigger canoe paddling, table tennis, beach volley and local cultural activities.

Other activities include: botanical garden and vanilla plantation visits, picnic and circle island tour by canoe, horse back riding, sunset cruises, deep sea fishing, scuba diving, surf transfers as well as car, scooter, motor dinghy and bicycle rentals.

Travel Agent Reviews

Review date:   January 15, 2018 1:06PM
Review:   Recommended for: Divers

Pros: From one of my clients, who stayed at Ninamu and Royal Huahine: "The Royal Huahine was a bit more private and had more amenities, but also had less opportunity for socializing. The rooms had A/C, a hot water kettle & mini-fridge. There is a supermarket in town to stock up on supplies if you don't want to have every meal at the restaurant. Some guests complained that it was lonely, but I found it restful. They had 4 boats a day into town, and you could schedule extra boats to go early for diving. I whole-heartedly recommend Mahana Dive. Other divers preferred it to the other dive shop on the island. Annie, the owner, speaks English and is committed to small groups and dive safety. She and her dive captain, Robert (an American) are great resources for things to do on the island. I brought my own dive gear but would use her rental gear if I were to visit again in order to save traveling weight. She had good quality weight-integrated BCDs and short wetsuits. Most diving was in the Pass, and on some days there was a fair amount of current. They did not use reef hooks, so dive gloves would be helpful. We saw lots of sharks, eagle rays, turtles and large schools of jacks. There were a few trips to areas with more coral, but most of the diving seemed to be about the pelagics.".

Cons: Isolated from town (could also be considered a plus!), required boat to get to town, most of staff French/Tahitian speaking only with exception of front reception staff who spoke excellent English.

Travel Agent:  
Teresa Nelle, Avenue Two Travel, a Virtuoso Agency   Teresa Nelle
Avenue Two Travel, a Virtuoso Agency
Lahaina, HI US

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Google Reviews

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Review date:   June 4, 2017 3:38PM
Review:   If you are expecting a 5 star hotel. This is not it. The staff made up for a bunch of things where things lacked. Well worth the money. This place has changed hands many times. You will see remnants of past ownership. The water was calm for snorkeling. Food is good.
Author:   Sidney Lucas
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Review date:   November 28, 2017 7:45AM
Review:   The staff are all super friendly and accommodating, especially "Mama Minnow". The snorkelling in the cove was surprisingly good, and compares to some of the coral gardens on Bora Bora. I'm removing a star simply due to the impression that the resort is understaffed since finding someone at either of the two bars for food or drink was always a challenge outside of prescribed hours.
Author:   Jayme Reynolds
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Review date:   July 7, 2017 6:08PM
Review:   This is an amazing place and Huahine is possibly, no definitely the most beautiful island in French Polynesia. People are extremely nice and the Royal Huahine Hotel is just amazing. The rooms are magnificent and quite large. Actually they're more like houses than rooms.
Author:   Ray Plotecia
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Review date:   July 9, 2017 8:52PM
Review:   Royal Huahine is a very secluded and peaceful resort with lovely local staff that are very relaxed and helpful. The overwater bungalows are quite private (especially if one of the bungalows next to yours is empty) and very spacious. It's a wonderful experience to wake up and be able to jump into the water from your own pontoon and do some snorkeling. Don't expect a very luxurious all-included resort; the location, space, staff and use of fresh local products are the best features of this resort. There are 3-daily free navettes to Fare, the largest village of the island with a big supermarket and starting point for excursions.
Author:   Ruben de Rooij
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Review date:   October 4, 2017 10:25PM
Review:   Excellent location, very good accomodation. Good breakfast and very good dinner options. Poor upkeeping of premises specially in the pool area. Very small amount of botes, kayaks and chairs with umbrellas by the beach. Personnel not very familiar with hospitality business, not very friendly. There is not internet connection unless you are in the lobby and its not always working correctly. They dont have an offer of bread for people with celiac disease despite the fact that you can acquire it at any supermarket
Author:   perla blat
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